Former WWE Superstar Mickie James is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having competed in various promotions during her as a pro wrestler. She was released by WWE a couple of weeks ago and has decided to speak out against a variety of issues she had with the company.
While speaking on GAW TV, Mickie James, who is 41 years old, said she was unhappy to be “constantly be presented as old” even though a lot of male Superstars who were her age or older, were glorified for the same reasons.
She stated that ageism is a very real thing in the company.
“I think the small-minded mentality sometimes leads to thoughtless behavior,” Mickie said. “Especially for me, to constantly be presented as old, when I’m 41 and every single male champion has always been my same age or older and has been glorified for those reasons. As they should be, they’re f***king amazing. But, why is it different for women? Or why is it different for me? Ageism is a real thing and it’s bulls***.
I’m truly grateful for the strides that we [as women] have made, and to be seen as more equal. But it’s simply not true for every single person. Sometimes, that’s unfortunate. I don’t know why I was made to feel like I didn’t deserve [the same treatment] because I did everything in my power to be a company girl, and for some reason I was made to feel like I didn’t deserve it.”
Mickie James was also told that women’s wrestling in WWE doesn’t make much money. James had also previously revealed what she wants to do after her WWE release as well. We will have to see which pro wrestling company Mickie James will go to next.